By Terri Farley Helping Wild Horses and Burros 1. KNOW THE FACTS You’ll feel comfortable telling people what’s happening to wild horses and burros if you know what you’re talking about. Check out these websites for news, statistics and resources. If you are working on a wild horse […]
reported by R.T. Fitch “We were attempting to keep only good news and articles flowing during the holiday season but this announcement just broke, today. Currently Ginger Kathrens is the only qualified person serving on the present board and she is, likewise, the only member to vote against […]
“Donkeys have long endured ridicule from people who have taken their quiet, kind nature for weakness. They make fun of their lovely voice and beautiful ears. They torment them, and work them to the bone, because the donkey doesn’t complain. The donkey wants to please, and finds even the smallest gesture of kindness a great gift.”
It is often times disheartening to realize that people (humans) are probably the most pathetic and at the same time dangerous life-form that walks (or slithers) on the face of this planet.
We have been involved and engaged with equine advocacy for well into two decades (one day we would like to retire) and witnessed that history continues to repeat itself over and over again with no lessons being learn. The formula for disaster (which always leads to horses and donkeys paying the price) is this:
People create a serious problem for the horses; then people attempt to correct the problem that other people created who are then blocked or further impeded by people who think that they are correcting a wrong only to whip up a bigger problem for the horses and donkeys that people had created in the first place ultimately resulting in the equines paying the price for the stupidity of…(drum-roll)…PEOPLE! I HATE IT!
I have further opinions on this topic but I do not want to overshadow the disgusting course of events, detailed below, that were caused by PEOPLE!
Below is an official statement of the Dewey County Sheriff’s office as published on their Facebook page; directly following that statement is a comment made on Facebook regarding this course of events, it pretty much sums up what I was alluding to above.
PEOPLE if you want to make a difference you can do a variety of things other than put the horses at risk and showing your asses, recommendations would be as follows: (contact numbers are listed in previous posts)
Donate to the county for hay for the horses
Support Elaine Nash and Fleet of Angels to help transport the horses
Get up off your dead ass and volunteer for on the ground work
Call up the ASPCA, HSUS and with respect and controlled passion seek their assistance in this case
But above all, don’t threaten, harass, demean or insult those who are in control of the horses. Even the twerpyest, little sniveling geek can sit behind a computer screen in the wee hours of the morning and act like some big bad ass, twisted gangster but it takes a real, self-actualized individual to bite their lip, raise their hand and selflessly offer to assist in a situation where confrontation would be an easy out.
Get after it, do the right thing, grow some kahunas and most importantly…do it with dignity and grace. The horses and donkeys need us.” ~ R.T.
Wet behind the ears, eager to make a name for himself and an ego the size of Texas newly appointed BLM Advisory Board member Ben Masters gives a weak and misguided explanation on why he would just LOVE to see the blood of 45,000 wild horses and burros spilled. The father of the most inhumane concept in modern human history falls flat but welcomes comments on his idiotic attempt to make a name for himself at the expense of tens of thousands of innocent equine souls.
Important to remember:
This is only a recommendation from a corrupt group of appointed special interest individuals whose intent is known to all. They are an embarrassment to the American Way and fly in the face of Federal checks and balance systems.
Do not confuse the name of Ben Masters with several really great people out there…it is not their fault that this dark lord was given the same first name as they.” ~ R.T.
Commentary by R.T. Fitch, co-founder/president of Wild Horse Freedom Federation “I didn’t make it, but that does not mean we are not paying attention. Our sympathies go out to Ginger Kathrens who is stuck sitting amongst a bunch of special interest anti-horse/burro bigots who allegedly advise the Federal […]
By: Michelle Grinnell as published on The Outbound Collective This is ugly. The good news? Things are moving in the right direction. Havasu Falls is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the country, if not the entire planet. Nestled deep within the Grand Canyon on the Havasupai […]
Feel Good Sunday: He Runs Rocky-Mountain Marathons With a Donkey. It Was the Perfect Preparation for Being a Dad.
By Jill Rothenberg as published on Naratively “Happy Father’s day to all the dads out there!” ~ R.T. Becoming the world’s best burro-racer takes patience, humility and endurance—skills that came in useful in the amazing race that is fatherhood. It was a beautiful day for a track meet […]
Source: By COURTNEY TANNER as published on The Salt Lake Tribune “Officials said there were no obvious signs of trauma or illness…” The Bureau of Land Management is investigating the deaths of 18 wild burros in southeastern Utah — a majority of which died shortly after being corralled […]
Source: ABC News “For those people who still think animals have no emotions: Watch this video!” This emotional video shows donkeys grieving the loss of one of their own. The deceased donkey, Bram, had to be euthanized after failing to regain his health while staying at the Ezelshoeve […]